Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales lead 2018 Screen Music Awards nominations

The musical partnership of Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales has earned them four nominations.

The nominations for the 2018 Screen Music Awards have been revealed. The event, staged jointly by APRA AMCOS and the AGSC, celebrate achievements in music composition for documentaries, short films, children’s television, advertising, film and television soundtrack albums, as well as feature films.

The musical partnership of Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales has earned them four nominations together for screen compositions spanning the categories of Best Music for a Miniseries or Telemovie (Wake in Fright and Mystery Road) and for Feature Film Score of the Year and Best Soundtrack Album for the Ramin Bahrani-directed HBO film Fahrenheit 451.

Annabel Crabb

Zingales leads the nominations with six nominations overall, while Partos has received five nods in total. Composer Caitlin Yeo follows closely with four nominations for her work on The House with Annabel Crabb (Best Music for a Miniseries or Telemovie), in the Best Music for a Short Film category for Barbara and in the Best Soundtrack Album and Feature Film Score of the Year categories for the coming-of-age tale The Butterfly Tree.

Also represented in the Feature Film Score of the Year category is veteran composer Christopher Gordon for the Bruce Beresford-directed Ladies in Black. Rounding out this category is composer and dual nominee Richard Pleasance for Brothers’ Nest.

First-time nominees include Justine Clarke, Emily Wurramara, Jackson Milas, Ben Lam, Oscar Joe Gross, David Cheshire and Jojo Rainwater.

Mystery Road

AGSC President Caitlin Yeo said, “The Screen Music Awards are a highlight for our screen composers every year. While it is most certainly a celebration of our craft it is also an opportunity to gather together, debrief and learn from each other. This is now more important than ever. In our rapidly changing globalised industry, with tighter schedules and shrinking resources, the challenges we face in producing world-class scores are immense. If our industry is to survive and thrive then it will be, in part, through shared experiences such as these and by supporting and celebrating each other. Congratulations to all the nominees and I hope to see you there on the night!”

An independent panel of highly respected Australian film and television composers have decided the nominees across 10 of the award categories. Nominees for Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia and Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas have been determined by analysis of performance activity. The recipient of the Distinguished Services to the Australian Screen Award (as determined by APRA Board of Directors) will be announced soon.

The winners of the 2018 Screen Music Awards will be announced at a gala event in Sydney at the City Recital Hall on Monday November 19. Musical director Jessica Wells will lead a live orchestra that will perform a selection of nominated compositions and Denise Scott will host the ceremony.

NOMINEES 2018 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS

 Feature Film Score of the Year

• Brothers’ Nest Richard Pleasance, Kobalt Music Publishing
• Fahrenheit 451 Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales, Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo T-L Music Publishing
• Ladies in Black Christopher Gordon, Sony/ATV Music Publishing obo Twenty Fifteen Avenue Music
• The Butterfly Tree Caitlin Yeo

 Best Television Theme

• Harrow Matteo Zingales, Sonar Music
• Lawless – The Real Bushrangers Rafael May, Oddlands
• Joff Bush The Stargazer’s Guide to the Cosmos, Sean Tinnion

 Best Music for a Television Series or Serial

• Doctor Blake Mysteries Dale Cornelius, Native Tongue Music Publishing
• Glitch Cornel Wilczek
• Harrow Matteo Zingales, Sonar Music
• Picnic at Hanging Rock Cezary Skubiszewski and Jan Skubiszewski

 Best Music for a Miniseries or Telemovie

• Mystery Road Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales, Sonar Music
• The House with Annabel Crabb Caitlin Yeo, ABC Music Publishing
• UnderBelly Files: Chopper Burkhard Dallwitz
• Wake In Fright Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales, Sonar Music

 Best Music for a Documentary

• My Mother’s Lost Children Dale Cornelius, Native Tongue Music Publishing
• The Director and The Jedi Antony Partos, Kobalt Music Publishing obo Disney Music and Wampa Tauntaun Music
• The Stargazer’s Guide to the Cosmos Sean Tinnion
• The Story of Earth Dale Cornelius, Native Tongue Music Publishing

 Best Music for a Short Film

• Abandon Tryptich
• Kyls Burtland
• Barbara
• Caitlin Yeo
• Lost and Found
• Adrian Sergovich
• The Passion Films: Alice
• Basil Hogios

 Best Soundtrack Album

• Every Day Elliott Wheeler, Fahrenheit 451
• Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales, Universal/MCA Music Publishing obo T-L Music Publishing
• Ghosthunter Rafael May
• The Butterfly Tree Caitlin Yeo

Best Original Song Composed for the Screen

Everywhere’s A Dance Floor from The Justine Clarke Show Justine Clarke* and Sean Peter, Sony/ATV Music Publishing*
• Grace Beside Me Amanda Brown* and Emily Wurramara, Kobalt Music Publishing obo Lillipilli IP* and Mushroom Music
• Now I Know from Pulse, Oscar Joe Gross, ABC Music Publishing
• Prison Bound from Brothers’ Nest, Richard Pleasance and Jojo Rainwater, Kobalt Music Publishing obo Lillipilli IP

 Best Music for Children’s Television

• Guess How Much I Love You: Christmas to the Moon and Back, Ryan Grogan, SLR Productions
• Jar Dwellers SOS!, David Cheshire
• The Deep: The Missing, Nerida Tyson-Chew
• The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill: The Budgie Smuggler, Russell Thornton, Red Music Publishing

 Best Music for an Advertisement

• Forty Winks, Jackson Milas, Sonar Music
• Singapore Airlines: The Briefcase, Scott Langley
• Tiger Beer: Chinese New Year, Ben Lam
• Tourism Tasmania: Go Behind the Scenery XI, Nicholas West, Daniel Higson and Antony Smith, Smith & Western Studios

Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia*
• Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks
•Jay Stewart
•Mitch Stewart
•Neil Sutherland

Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas*

• Alastair Ford
• Garry McDonald and Lawrence Stone
•Jed Kurzel
• Neil Sutherland

*Determined by statistical analysis

Top Photo: Matteo Zingales and Antony Partos

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